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Post all known synonyms for bonking..!(13 posts)

Post all known synonyms for bonking..!shakyfish
Aug 23, 2003 9:53 AM
This should get interesting. What are all of the words or phrases used to describe bonking.

Like:
Cracking
Hitting the wall
Popping
ETC.....ETC

I think I heard Phil Liggett use about 10 different ones during the tour.
Shankfished :) nmthe bull
Aug 23, 2003 10:51 AM
Blowing up. (nm)UcannotBsirius
Aug 23, 2003 10:55 AM
You've got your phenomena confused!Dwayne Barry
Aug 23, 2003 11:12 AM
Or at least your terminology.
Bonking occurs after prolonged exercise when you deplete muscle/liver glycogen and probably experience a drop in blood glucose leading to an inability to maintain any kind of intensity and associated mental symptoms (often dizziness, confusion, elevated sense of effort, etc.).
Hitting the wall or Hunger Knock are often used to describe this.

OTOH, you can go hard until a point when you just can't maintain that pace and have to back off. In bike racing this is often described as Popping or Cracking and is usually a rather sudden occurance.
He just died,pedalAZ
Aug 23, 2003 1:26 PM
A piano landed on her back,
He just had a lactic acid moment,
She ran out of gas,
Looks like he can't find a gear low enough . . .
ShelledAtombomber
Aug 23, 2003 3:58 PM
Or Shellacked

1.shel·lacked, also shel·lacked shel·lack·ing, shel·lack·ing shel·lacs, shel·lacks
To coat or finish with shellac.

2.Slang.
a. To strike repeatedly and severely; batter.
b. To defeat decisively.
okDougSloan
Aug 23, 2003 4:05 PM
ran out of gas
died
lights out
done
stick a fork in him
Call him a cab! (nm)53T
Aug 23, 2003 4:46 PM
re: Post all known synonyms for bonking..!spankdoggie
Aug 23, 2003 5:51 PM
uhh...

"I was a dumb-ass bastard, and I did not hydrate or replenish enough calories, and my dumb-ass got tired."

...
saw Elvis,,,nmmohair_chair
Aug 23, 2003 8:34 PM
Seeing stars (nm)Kerry Irons
Aug 24, 2003 4:53 PM
Rubberized ...nmt0adman
Aug 25, 2003 9:23 AM
re: Post all known synonyms for bonking..!JS Haiku Shop
Aug 25, 2003 9:54 AM
pedaling squares
caught one-legged
blown to smithereens
out went the lights
"i want my mommy"